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Topic: Fabric/project compatibility.... Stretch friendly?  (Read 447 times)
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« on: November 21, 2008 09:35:51 AM »

I wanna make a duffle style bag from this totally rock'n tropical floral mid-weight cotton stretch fabric I have.. one problem the slight crossgrain stretch. Okay, maybe it's a bit more than "slight" but DEF no where as stretchy as jersy knits but probably as much stretch as a pair of store bought jeans or slacks (capris) that are labled "stretch", You know the type right?. The question is... Since the duffle will have a liner (probably a heavier twill or canvas) should I really worrry much about the stretch factor?

I thought this might be a suitable topic for the "Sewing General" forum too because, couldn't you sew or apply relatively stretchy (not knits, but other cotton blends and twills and such) fabric to a non stretch stabilizer i.e interfacing or canvas or duck and make it "non stretch" in a sense? Just a thought... This IS NOT what I plan to do with the project, but moreso what got me thinking about the liner being the primary weight bearer and the stretch fabric not being all stretched outta wack from the weight of the contents. I hope I explained that well.

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008 11:35:41 AM »

The fabric still might poof a little even if you stabilize it.  Depending on the pattern you use that might work. If the pieces are small enough you have a better chance of the fabric not going limp.
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